seduction

[ si-duhk-shuh n ]
/ sɪˈdʌk ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of seducing, especially sexually.
the condition of being seduced.
a means of seducing; enticement; temptation.
Also se·duce·ment [si-doos-muh nt, -dyoos-] /sɪˈdus mənt, -ˈdyus-/.

Origin of seduction

1520–30; < Latin sēductiōn- (stem of sēductiō) a leading aside, equivalent to sēduct(us) (past participle of sēdūcere to seduce) + -iōn- -ion
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seduction

/ (sɪˈdʌkʃən) /

noun

the act of seducing or the state of being seduced
a means of seduction
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